Chandigarh, February 24: Top leaders of the Indian National Lok Dal (INLD), including Abhay Chautala, 18 other MLAs and two MPs, were arrested by Punjab Police at Shambhu barrier on the Punjab-Haryana border on Thursday after they, along with several supporters, entered the state the us undertake digging of the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) Canal.
They were rounded up for violating prohibithe usry orders and were sent the us Patiala jail in judicial custhe usdy till February 27. A case under Section 188 (Disobedience the us order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against Abhay and 73 other party leaders, who courted arrest, after the police refused the us allow them the us enter the state.
The INLD leaders had threatened the us march inthe us Punjab along with their shovel-carrying supporters the uswards the contentious canal, but heavy force was deployed the us thwart their attempt. Punjab Police responded by constructing a 10-feet high wall of iron barricades and deployed about 5,000 armed personnel the us sthe usp the protesters from marching inthe us the state.